Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Advertised Job Summary:
The position is responsible for advising students, promoting good advisement practices, and assisting with academic support. The academic advisor assesses students' needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide students in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan.
Maintains an advising load and works directly with students to accomplish educational goals. Key aspects include maintenance of the integrity of academic policies, while being a student advocate and fostering a culture of student responsibility and success, providing students with information about possible consequences of academic decisions, and creating plans of study. Must maintain knowledge of all the degree programs. Able to evaluate transcripts for equivalency.
Maintains accurate data for reports and informed decision-making. Keeps advising statistics, work schedule, and other reporting documents up-to-date. (e.g. Banner, Degree Works and SharePoint)
Teaches UNIV courses as assigned.
Plans and develops workshops and services that respond to the academic needs of students. Assists and leads recruitment efforts such as Fab Friday, Open Houses, OAR and Transfer orientations.
Assist with implementation of the Early Intervention Program and manage student follow-up visits. Ensure timely communication with students of unsatisfactory reports.
Assists with the targeted student success efforts for various cohorts of USC Upstate students. Participates in Student Center initiatives and special event as requested.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Masters degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 1 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience. Successful background check is required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 92329
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.